Carlton snatched a five-point victory over a dreadfully inaccurate Fitzroy team at Princes Park, on the day that 1964 Brownlow Medallist Gordon Collis made his debut for the Blues.

Round 2, 1961

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 22, 1961
Result: Win by 5 pointsUmpire: HodgsonCrowd: 29,384
Goalkickers: J.Heathcote 3, T.Carroll 2, G.Collis 1, M.Cross 1, G.Donaldson 1, C.Pavlou 1.
Reports: G.Donaldson reported by umpire Hodgson for striking K.Wright - accquitedInjuries: L.Bereton (shoulder) early first quarter.

Game Review

The overconfident Blues were lucky to escape with this narrow victory, after easing up in the last term and allowing Fitzroy to rattle home. In fact, the Maroons should have won, but their shakiness in front of goal brought them undone - they booted 1.7 to Carlton's 1.1 and lost by 5 points.

After the first two rounds of 1961, the top four teams were Footscray, Geelong, Carlton and South Melbourne, with the first three all undefeated.


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 2 John Nicholls (vc)
HB: 32 Vasil Varlamos 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James (dvc)
C: 21 Bill Arch 9 Berkley Cox 35 Chris Pavlou
HF: 19 Ian Collins 18 Peter Barry 17 Gordon Collis
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 3 Dave McCulloch 37 John Heathcote
Coach: Ken Hands

In: G. Donaldson, G. Collis, V. Varlamos
Out: D. Nicholls, J. Williams, W. Lofts


Ian Collins & Fitzroy's Allan "Butch" Gale, Age April 24


Debut: Gordon Collis

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